- Categories: BCBAThe Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) is one of the most popular membership organizations for behavior analysts. The repute organization offers a multitude of supports for behavior analysts regardless of level of experience. Ultimately, ABAI exists “to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice” (Association for Behavior Analysis International Mission Statement).
- Spring is here and, this year, it feels more welcoming than ever following a year of social distancing, mask wearing, and virtual ABA sessions. If outdoor restrictions have relaxed, take advantage of those opportunities to enrich home and community ABA sessions for clients. Video Modeling Video modeling can be utilized for teaching any number of skills, and has been shown to be an effective intervention. Why not use video modeling (or prerecorded videos) to pre-teach expectations for a new location? Pool safety, social greetings, and turn-taking on the playground can all be taught using video modeling
April is Autism Awareness month, which often means blue shirts, fundraisers, and even blue lightbulbs to raise awareness for individuals with Autism. With the current rate of children receiving a diagnosis of Autism at 1 in 54 (CDC, 2016), much of the United States is already fairly aware of Autism. More recently, the emphasis has been shifted to Autism Acceptance and the recognition of neurodiverse viewpoints. As we near the end of April, we want to shed some light how both Applied Behavior Analysis and the neurodiversity movement can not only coexist, but actively work together. A Brief History of Neurodiversity Neurodiversity is a term coined in the past 30 years.
- According to the Behavior Analysis Certification Board Examination Pass Rates report, only 63% of first-time applicants passed the BCBA exam on their first attempt in 2019. This means 37% of applicants are repeat test takers and require additional attempts to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The good news is that the BACB requires 30-days elapse from the date of the prior exam and the next opportunity to test, which allows time to review skill areas and determine a test-taking strategy.